Tom, who had been telling friends that he was in love with Alice, has specific expectations for the trip which he struggles to articulate to Alice, who is equally stressed by the pressure of maintaining her chipper "cam" persona when she's in Australia.
Though they both clearly care about each other, something is off.
episode and stretching it out to jumbo-sized Netflix length of a full hour, the filmmakers clearly want the story of Alice and Tom to create empathy for the two.
The couple gets lots to explore their thoughts and feelings on screen.
"When you're on cam there's a barrier," says Alice.
"And even though everything's going well, it's just a little uncomfortable." , also produced by Rashida Jones.
In that setting we heard stories similar to ours and realized that recovery from our problem was possible.
Online, he uses the name "Approximate" and has been paying Alice for a long time, developing a relationship based on shared interests like superhero movies and a similar sense of humor.
Can the audience truly trust the show to prioritize the Alice and Tom's well-being above the desire to make grabby television?
It's a delicate line the filmmakers struggle to walk.
“We found in each other what we could find nowhere else: people who knew the depth of our pain.
Together we found hope and the care of a loving Higher Power.
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